Outdoor Furniture

Panamericana Chair

This chair probably isn’t new to your eyes, as there are several versions floating all around this side of the world. Industry Of All Nations has combined the many versions into one “hybrid conclusion” and called it the Panamericana chair, named after the Panamericana road, of course. Made from teak wood, the chair can be used indoors or out with low maintenance, and they fold for easy transport or storage.

Purchase Information:

Price: $265.00
Available from: Industry Of All Nations

Planktable by Piet Hein Eek

Because this table is made from scrapwood, each is one-of-a-kind. There’s also a non-scrapwood teak version (pictured below), but you’d do well to consider the more interesting scrap version, as Mr. Eek is known for that sort of thing (remember the Scrapwood Wallpaper?).

If you’re not familiar with his work, check out the full collection on his website: Piet Hein Eek.


Purchase Information:

Price: $1,753.00 and up
Available from: The Future Perfect

Deck Chairs from Urban Home

If you’re a bit dismayed at the price of the H 55 easychair, you’ll be pleased to see these no-nonsense deck chairs for the very affordable price of $59. Looks like they are available in burgandy, green, or black.

Purchase Information:

Price: $59.00
Available from: Urban Home

Twist Side Tables

While these tables do seem quite small (10″Wx14″Dx14″H), they are currently on sale for $39.95 for a set of 2. Put four tables together for a coffee table, or keep them separate for smaller drink tables and such. They’d be pretty versatile for any outdoor space and you could buy several without breaking the bank.

Suitable for indoor/outdoor use.

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.95
Available from: CB2

Tie-1-on Chair

Oh, beanbags. Just when you think you’re sick of them, this outdoor version makes you think twice. Nylon web strapping on the sides means you can tie chairs together for a loveseat or sofa, or even a chaise if you add the ottoman. Now, the red isn’t for everyone, of course, but it is relatively inexpensive, and for (modern-ish) outdoor seating options that’s few and far between.


Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Available from: CB2

Bunny Lounge Chair

We featured Bend Seating’s Farmhouse, Lucy, and Ethel Chairs a while ago, and we certainly can’t pass up featuring the Bunny Lounge as well. The whole collection is indoor/outdoor friendly, so you’ve got versatility that’s most welcome during those fine weather days where you choose to spend some time outside.

Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00
Available from: Bend Seating

Top 20 Summer Seating Picks

SR DIY Planting Table

Scout Regalia just came out with a new charcoal bracket color for their Garden Kits, which is a nice alternative to the original bright green. Now, to the main purpose of this post: have you seen this DIY Planting Table? You can download the plans (free, of course) and make your own with just a few bits of lumber and screws. Looks super easy.

Mi Chair

Made from a completely recyclable thermoplastic polymer, this chair is suitable for both indoors and out. While the silhouette offers a pleasing fluid shape, the apparent comfort and ‘ergonomic versatility’ will make the price tag that much more understandable.


Purchase Information:

Price: $680.00
Available from: hivemodern.com

Linvin The Queen of Love Armchair

Well, if you need a pop of color indoors or out, this over-the-top throne might suit your fancy. Personally, I tend to lean towards the black or white because color seems a bit superfluous, but maybe I’m boring that way.

Made of recyclable linear polyethylene, UV resistant.
Available in 11 different colors.
Made in Italy.
W40 x D35 x H43″

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,050.00
Available from: Bobby Berk Home

Bayekou Rocking Chaise

The quieter sibling of the M’Afrique family, this chaise by Moroso features a rather subtle pattern. (To get a comparison of some of the other pieces, take a look at Shadowy Arm Chair, Shadowy Arm Chaise or Nopolou Rocking Chaise.) You can rest assured that any of the chaises will do fine either indoors or out as they’re all made from handwoven nylon.

22″h x 54″ x 22″.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,704.00
Available from: ABC Home

Gallant & Jones Deckchairs

The classic deckchair got a makeover with modern fabrics, so you can breathe a sigh of relief if you’re still in need of outdoor seating this summer. Fabrics are interchangeable if you can’t make up your mind, with quite a few fun stripes and patterns and such to choose from.

Prices start around $300.
Length up to 41″ Height up to 36″ Width 23.5″

Pictured above:
Kootenay Deckchair, $300.00
Tywyn Grey Deckchair, $320.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $300.00
Availability: Buy Gallant & Jones Deckchairs here

Case Study #22 VKG: Free Shipping!

If you have your sights set on owning the VKG collection, you’ll be happy to hear that Modernica, one of our sponsors, is offering free shipping (and no tax) on the CS#22 outdoor collection. That adds up to quite a bit of savings if you have a whole patio area to furnish.

Just use code bltdcs22 at checkout.

Offer valid through 4th of July weekend.

VKG Lounge Chair

Would you believe that 720 feet of rope goes into one VKG Lounge Chair? While that’s an interesting fact, you’ll also be glad to know that this collection was originally seen in Julius Shulman’s iconic photographs of the Case Study 22 and Kaufmann House, so it certainly has staying power.

Terrace Lounge Chair, $650.00 Now: $487.50
Terrace Ottoman, $485.00 Now:$363.75

Sale price valid May 27–June 28, 2010.

Purchase Information:

Price: $487.50
Available from: DWR

Artist Deck Chairs

If the collector side of you would rather sit in a special sort of deck chair, you’ll be happy to know Artware Editions is offering artist-designed deck chairs by Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Sir Peter Blake, Keith Tyson and others. And yes, they are suitable for the outdoors, so you better actually use them if you buy some, because it would be sort of silly to be precious about a deck chair (for goodness sake).

Solid Merpauh wood frame with digitally-printed, sailcloth sling.
48″h x 23″w x 30.5″d

Damien Hirst deck chairs: $425 + shipping
All other deck chairs: $375 + shipping

Purchase Information:

Price: $375.00
Available from: Artware Editions